Statue of Liberty

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Aug28-7

A couple of months back we asked Lowe where he would like to go for his birthday. He said, “The Statue of Liberty.” And we had intended to make that happen. Things happen, though, and we missed it by two weeks. Today we finally got to go, and it was pretty … Read More

NYC Tourists

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Aug26-13

It’s funny how in a huff New Yorkers get about their city if you’re off exploring one of the hundreds of landmarks that have identified New York City to the world for a couple hundred years. As if those sites aren’t a part of New York, or as if that’s … Read More

Scranton and Then Some

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Aug25-5

Scranton! We finally made it to Scranton. Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting Scranton, even if for only a few hours? Well, dream no more. Steamtown Train Museum. Check. Lowe had to have a second order of tacos from this truck. We spotted this old beauty while driving down the road. … Read More

Route 6

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Aug23-4

Crossing Ohio I had to sort of wonder why a state would even want to build a turnpike. It takes a concerted effort to get off of it, and when you’re Ohio, most people are going to take the easy way out. It took some coaxing on our part to get … Read More

Lake Michigan

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Aug18-6

Because I was able to update our last blog post right away, from Chicago, a longtime Bum friend was able to get in touch and let us know that she had a beach cabin a hundred miles away, in Michigan, just sitting there empty during the week. We quickly changed plans and … Read More

For the Love of Pizza

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Aug17-7

Whenever we leave Minnesota we are bound for a coast. We never leave MN saying, “Let’s head to Kentucky for a spell.” It’s generally the West Coast, and once was the Gulf Coast, but this time it’s the East Coast. We’ve got a timetable for hitting New York, so for … Read More

Back At It

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Aug15-5

A new truck, a new adventure. It started today. We didn’t actually pack the truck until the night before, and were not too surprised when everything didn’t fit in there just the way we had hoped. It’s easy to overpack a truck when you’re bringing pretty much everything you own … Read More

Fiver

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Aug13-23

We had hoped to be out to New York by Lowe’s birthday, as we had promised him cupcakes at the Statue of Liberty. Both kids are beyond excited over the Statue of Liberty. I hope it lives up to the hype. But, things happen, so instead of Lady Liberty, we … Read More

Freeze Plugs and Fairgrounds

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Aug06-19

Work and play, work and play. Even for us this can be a balancing act. Just in this one picture we can see a new clutch master cylinder and line, new battery, new valve cover gaskets, fresh paint, all new hoses, new plug wires, new air filter, new thermostat and … Read More

MN Miscellany

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July27-9

We’re here working on the truck, and just going about normal Minnesota summer life. I found a rubber worm and was able to get a good scream out of the kids with it. We were wandering around downtown North St. Paul, and popped into a junk/antique store where Lowe found these … Read More

Truck and Twins

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Minnesota Twins

Overheated driving down the highway today. I’ve been bragging about how much cooler the engine has been running since I did all this engine work, so this caught me a little by surprise. I was stuck on the side of the road with no water, so I did the only … Read More

Downsizing

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Tepui RTT on '68 International Travelall

Ali sold all of her jewelry. Wedding ring? Gone. Diamond earrings? Gone. Class rings? Gone. Miscellaneous bling? Gone. Gone. All gone. Not because we’re broke, but because she simply didn’t want it any longer. She can’t foresee herself ever wanting to wear expensive, flashy jewelry again. For thirteen years now that … Read More